Meet Your New Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch Editor
Kristal Dixon is excited to start in her new role.
My name is Kristal Dixon and I'm your new local editor for Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch! I am more than thrilled to jump on board with Patch and to also serve as the conduit for your one-stop shop for Woodstock and Towne Lake news.
I'm taking over for two great women, Lindsey Davidson and Jessie Gable. Jessie moved onto serve as the local editor for St. Andrews, SC Patch while Lindsey Davidson has transitioned as local editor for Winchester, MA Patch. I am filling some big shoes as both ladies have left a positive impression on Patch with their coverage and I wish them the best of luck!
Many of you may be familiar with who I am. Before coming to Patch, I worked five years as a reporter with the Cherokee Tribune in Canton. While at the Tribune, I covered education and the cities of Woodstock, Canton and Nelson. I became the official government reporter in 2011 when my beat changed to cover those cities as well as the Cherokee County government. Along with government reporting, I was responsible for compiling monthly stories on foreclosures, new businesses, land use and trends in the housing market.
I graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2006 with bachelor of arts degree in mass communications. I also minored in political science. While at West Georgia, I served as an academic mentor, resident assistant and also was a staff writer and news editor for The West Georgian, the student newspaper.
After graduating, I worked for about seven months as the editorial assistant for the Griffin Daily News before coming to the Tribune in August 2007.
I have lived in Woodstock for five years (technically, it's unincorporated Cherokee County, but it's easier to say Woodstock). I look forward to honing my skills as a community journalist while working to make the Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch website the premier destination on what's happening on the southern end of Cherokee County.